Archive | September, 2013

Alcatel to Launch Its Evo8 HD in Fourth Quarter of 2013

Posted on 30 September 2013

Alcatel has also made a comeback and rejoined the race for creating great tablets. With a rich history in manufacturing durable cellular devices, the company is now aiming to take the tablet market by storm. The latest model of Alcatel’s tablets is expected to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. With previous tablets in mind, Alcatel fans are now anxiously waiting to see the innovative features of the Evo8 HD.

Features and Specifications
Alcatel has definitely lived up to its name with the Evo8 HD. The specifications of the tablet are very decent and will not disappoint the company’s fans. The tablet features an eight inch capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1,024 X 768 and the promise of crisp picture quality. The processor of the Evo8 HD is a 1.6 GHz dual-core and features a 1GB RAM. Considering these specs, the tablet is going to be great for playing games.

The internal memory is rather less (4GB) as compared to what other tablets are offering. However, the tablet supports a MicroSD card of up to 64GB, which more than compensates for low built-in storage. These aside, Alcatel has come up with an innovate feature: a Magic Flip-Cover. The optional flip cover lights up to notify the user of incoming emails, tweets and other notifications.

The tablet features a three-megapixel camera on the back and a front facing two-megapixel camera. Both of these ensure one thing: video calling is going to be a breeze on the Evo8 HD.

Design
The company has really concentrated on enhancing the Evo8 HD’s design, which is why the tablet looks great. It is featured in two of the most popular and loved colors: black and silver. These aside, the casing is made of aluminum and compliments the tablet’s overall look.

Price
The expected price of the Evo8 HD is $299 which is fair considering the tablet’s specs.

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A Superlux HD681 Review – Great Sound Quality at a Reasonable Price

Posted on 27 September 2013

p>It’s a blessing if you are able to find good quality headphones at a reasonable price. Most headphones that offer the sound quality that you dream of are quite expensive. On the other hand, their reasonably priced counterparts are inferior in delivering a good quality sound. What if you could get a pair of headphones that deliver an exceptional sound but are cheap? Well, look no further as Superlux has just the thing for you.

Sound Quality
Superlux has recently launched its HD681 and these headphones are sure to amaze you. Sound quality is the first thing you look for in headphones, and the HD681 promises just that. The headphones are designed to provide monitoring capabilities. Therefore, they will enhance your listening experience.
The HD681 is designed to deliver the tiny details in music with utmost clarity. The bass, treble and mid-range of the HD681 will sound more natural, like you’re listening to live music. The sound through these headphones can’t get any better than this.

Design
The design of the HD681 is quite sturdy and the headphones are comfortable to wear. In addition, the red and black combination makes the HD681 look like something out of a professional studio. The ear cups fit snugly around your ears, cutting out all external sounds and making the HD681 a great option if you tend to listen to music in a busy area.

One of the great things about the HD681 is the long cable. The headphone cable is eight feet long. So, you won’t have to worry about sitting ridiculously close to your stereo to enjoy music. Moreover, transporting headphones has always been a concern for music enthusiasts. Keeping this in mind, Superlux has included a vinyl carrying case with the HD681 for safe transportation.

Price
Considering the features of the HD681, the price tag sounds unrealistic. You can buy these headphones for only $31.49! This is most definitely not a bad deal for headphones with such an amazing sound.

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A Sony KDL-65S990A Review – the World’s First Concave Screen TV

Posted on 26 September 2013

Like every other gadget, televisions are seeing a significant advancement in technology. The latest generation of TVs has come a long way from their CRT predecessors. Sony has taken the development of LCD TVs a step further with an innovative feature. The new Sony KDL- 65S990A features a curved screen to enhance viewing experience.

Features
The curved LED KDL- 65S990A is based on the concept of theater screens. It is said to enhance the viewing experience to make it more realistic. The concave screen is a relatively new concept that is yet to gain popularity, but it sounds promising. The KDL- 65S990A boasts a 1080 pixel resolution which is bound to provide exceptional crisp picture quality. The TRILUMINOS technology claims to create natural color shades. Even colors that are generally difficult to depict on TV are displayed in a natural manner.

With the curved screen and the fine display, the KDL- 65S990A breathes new life into images on the screen. The concave design is also going to enhance the sound quality when watching movies. It features speakers that are aimed at different angles for a detailed sound. In addition, the sound quality of the KDL- 65S990A is said to match that of a dedicated 5.1-surround sound system.

The KDL- 65S990A also enables connectivity to your smartphone or tablet. You have the option of wirelessly connecting your smartphone to the TV and begin streaming. If you want to keep your phone charging while you watch pictures or videos, you may connect it with a MHL cable. Therefore, you can gain complete control with the KDL- 65S990A’s remote and charge your phone at the same time.

Sony plans to launch the KDL- 65S990A in October this year. One thing that people are definitely looking forward to is its 3D feature. If the TV gives a new dimension to standard HD viewing, imagine the experience you’ll get on 3D.

Price
The KDL- 65S990A will be available for $3,999 after its launch. This is a fair price considering the fact that curved LCD technology is quite new.

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The PowerShot SX280 HS – a Camera That Has It All

Posted on 25 September 2013

With an extensive variety of compact digital cameras in the market, it is difficult to choose the right one. There are many speculations as to what features a good compact camera should have. Even the speculations vary according to individual requirements. The simplest definition of a good compact camera is easy-to-understand features, compact design and a good zoom level. If you are looking for a camera which offers these three features, you should look into Canon’s latest creation.

Picture Quality
Canon’s new SX280 features a 25-500mm lens and has a twelve megapixel BSI CMOS sensor. With the introduction of the latest Digic-6 processor, picture noise at high ISO’s are significantly reduced. The shooting speed is a lot faster than previous models as well. The SX280 HS’s video quality is exceptional for compact digital cameras. It is able to capture a 1080p video at an astounding 60 fps. The picture resolution for the SX280 HS is 4,000 X 3,000 pixels.

If you want to take pictures from a distance, this camera has the perfect tool. The SX280 HS boasts an amazing 20X optical zoom. You can take amazing pictures from a safe place and impress your family and friends.

Features
The features of the SX280 HS are something that most camera enthusiast will get excited over. Canon has added Wi-Fi connectivity to this camera along with a GPS receiver. These provide the utmost convenience while sharing pictures. You may even connect your Android or iOS device to the camera to transfer images.

Design
The design of the SX280 HS complements its features. It is a good vacation camera and has a very sporty design. The three inch LCD makes viewing images post shooting a breeze. And to top it off, the camera is light.

Price
The Canon SX280 HS is priced at $279 which is a reasonable price for the features that are offered.

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Xperia Z1 – a Review of a Waterproof Phone With an Amazing Camera

Posted on 24 September 2013

Smartphones are becoming competitive day by day. With each company aiming to cut down competition, things have narrowed down to processing speed. Each new smartphone features a quad-core or dual-core processor and at the least 1GB RAM. This makes it awfully hard to choose a phone which offers something more practical and new.

With the inception of the Xperia Z series, Sony gave a whole new meaning to the term ”smartphone”. Waterproof phones are something people actually want as they usually take their phones everywhere. Add an astounding camera to the equation and you have yourself the ultimate smartphone.

Features
Recently Sony introduced its latest smartphone, the Xperia Z1.While it still offers water resistant capabilities, Sony has introduced something new this time. The Xperia Z1 features a 20.7 megapixel sensor for its camera. The picture quality of the Xperia Z1 is better than any other smartphone camera at this time. If that isn’t enough, Sony has also introduced an add-on lens accessory for the Xperia Z1 to enhance its smartphone photography experience.

Specifications
Sony did not just concentrate on improving the waterproofing abilities of the Xperia Z1 and adding a huge camera. The new Z1 features an unbelievable 2.2 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with a 16GB RAM. The phone will run the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Now this won’t be Google’s latest, but you can expect an upgrade shortly after the launch.

Design
Sony has always incorporated the most sleek and unique designs in their products. The legacy continues with the sleek glass design of the Xperia Z1. An elegant aluminum bezel surrounds the glass giving it a sophisticated look. In addition, the large 5-inch HD display will make watching videos a charm.

Price
Sony has not released a price for the Xperia Z1 as yet. However, considering the features and specs it offers, the price will be somewhere around the $600 bench mark for smartphones.

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Experience Alternate Reality With the Sony HMZ-T3W

Posted on 23 September 2013

p>How many times have you liked a movie so much that you wished to be a part of it? Well, now you can enter your favorite movie thanks to Sony. With a few major tweaks to the original design, Sony has introduced the HMZ-T3W. The new personal 3D viewer will surely leave you amazed.

Features
The HMZ-T3W is the second generation personal 3D visor manufactured by Sony. The visor features two Organic LEDs, each of which offers a 1280 X 720 pixel resolution. The resolution is less than its predecessor, but this doesn’t affect the picture quality. In fact, the picture quality on this device is much better than the previous model.

Sony has made substantial improvement to the HMZ-T3W, ensuring that users will definitely love the device. The older device had to be plugged into a power outlet to use. With the HMZ-T3W, the company has eliminated the need for wires. The device can be charged and provides a good battery time. If connected through Wi-Fi, the user should get up to three hours of viewing time. So, if you plan on watching a movie on the HMZ-T3W, the battery life is sufficient. On the other hand, if connected through HDMI, you can get up to seven hours from the battery.

The HMZ-T3W comes with a pair of amazing headphones and a sixteen millimeter driver. The headphones create surround sound to provide a great viewing experience. However, the best part is yet to come; you can connect the HMZ-T3W to almost anything. You can view videos on your computer and even attach it to a smartphone or tablet.

Design
The HMZ-T3W design is very elegant and is lighter than its predecessor. In addition, it is more comfortable to wear and fits more securely.

Price
The features offered by the HMZ-T3W are quite convincing. This is why the device is expected to cost around $2000 although a release date has not been confirmed.

Whether you are a gaming enthusiast or simply wish to enjoy movies in 3D, you will love the HMZ-T3W.

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LG's Answer to ASUs's Nexus 7

Posted on 20 September 2013

A while back, the Nexus 7 took the Android tablet market by storm. Later, many companies produced their version of the reasonably priced Android tablet. While most of these tablets were comparable in terms of features, they were not as affordable. However, when LG introduced its G Pad at IFA 2013, it was apparent that this tablet might give ASUS a run for its money.

Features
The new G Pad boasts amazing features and runs on the Android 4.2.2 operating system. There is no question about the processing speed of the G Pad. It runs a Snapdragon 600 processor, which is a 1.7 GHz quad core. An Adreno 320 Graphics Processing Unit ensures state of the art graphics. In addition, the RAM for the G Pad is 2GB, which provides the tablet immense multi-tasking ability. Also, the resolution of the screen is the same as the Nexus 7, 1,920 X 1,200 pixels with 273ppi.

The five megapixel back camera will enable you to take good quality pictures. On the other hand, the 1.3 megapixel front camera ensures that you have the ultimate video chatting experience. Neither the front nor the back camera will disappoint you if you are making videos. The back camera records 1080p videos while the front camera records 720p HD videos.

You will have ample internal storage with the G Pad as LG has offered 16GBs worth of space. If you have a lot of pictures and videos to store, you can install a microSD card. These aside, the battery life of the G Pad is great as it features a 4,600mAh battery.

Design
The design of the G Pad is something LG couldn’t have done better. Although the tablet has an 8.3 inch screen, it seems rather compact. The aluminum body adds to the elegant look of the G Pad.

Expected Price
LG has not yet announced a price for the G Pad. However, considering LG’s business strategy, the expected price should be comparable to the Nexus 7.

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